For me, the success of the African writing is particularly remarkable, given the dysfunction of our system. The fact that we have many novels coming out of Nigeria is almost a miracle.
Ogidi Yam Festival as catalyst for development
The Ologidi of Ogidi, Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule and his subjects were fully prepared for the big feast. His main objective was to galvanise the people to promote socio-economic development in the community, especially education.
Josy Ajiboye: Master cartoonist lives his dream in retirement
The name JOSY AJIBOYE brings memories of humorous, educative and entertaining cartoons to mind. Ajiboye’s works spoke volumes to the teaming audience that followed him over 29 years of his sojourn at the Daily Times.
Nwelue: Literary rebel on a mission to colonise America
Clutching a bottle of chilled Gulder beer, Onyeka Nwelue sat with some friends sharing jokes and banter when this reporter arrived Gbogobiri Home. The original plan was to hook up with the writer somewhere in Surulere for a chat, but events of the day brought us to Ikoyi.
Ejike: How we took Nollywood to global arena
I started writing short stories for Drum magazine at 13, sharing the same page with Ben Okri. I also wrote for Daily Star under the managing editorship of Cyprian Ekwensi and, with the evolution of radio, I dramatised my stories into radio drama and eventually TV drama, with actors participating.
KABAFEST 2017… Taking book festival train to Kaduna
The inaugural edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST 2017) will hold from July 5 through 8, 2017, at Gusau Institute, Kaduna State. In line with Kaduna State Government’s restoration programme and commitment to the promotion of literacy...
With Fasuyi at 82… NGA flags off National documentation of artists
Perhaps, oeuvre, retrospective and documentary are the appropriate words to describe the wall display of paintings at the exhibition organised to celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of one of Nigeria’s second generation modernists...
Mbajiorgu: Our Scholars, Artists Are Too Lazy To Innovate
I feel blessed and privileged to be the first Nigerian to write a play on climate change. I am also humbled by this prestigious award from NUC. A lot of scholars in Nigeria and overseas have used my climate change drama.....
In Abuja, ActionAid canvases safe cities for women with photo exhibits
ActionAid Nigeria, last week, opened a photo exhibition to canvass friendly environments for Nigerian women in public places. With the theme, ‘Women Access to Gender Responsive Public Places,’ the exhibition was strategically mounted at the foyer of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Adebayo Salami: It’s stage, not movies that made me popular
Movies did not make me popular. I started with stage and television production; they made me popular. Movies only added to it.
The landscape of my imagination is very much rooted in Port Harcourt city, says prize winner, Jowhor Ile
Part Of My Writing In This Book Was A Lament’ JOWHOR Ile was award the winner of Etisalat Prize for Literature 2017 for his novel, And After Many Days, two Saturdays ago in Lagos.